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Barr Beacon

Large expanses of grassland with some archaeological features of interest

Barr Beacon is at one of the highest points in the West Midlands at 227m above sea level, and offers spectacular panoramic viewsThe site supports many species such as kestrel and song thrush. Archaeological features include the site of possible Neolithic standing stones, sadly destroyed, and mediaeval ridge and furrow. The most prominent though is a war memorial that stands on the top of the site.

 

It possesses large expanses of acid grassland with frequent gorse thickets and there are mixed broadleaf and coniferous plantations in the southern half. 

 

For more information click www.bbcwildlife.org.uk/nature-reserves/barr-beacon.

Species and habitats

Habitats
Grassland, Heathland

Nearby nature reserves

Hill Hook
3 miles - The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country
Turner's Wood
4 miles - The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country
Centre of the Earth
6 miles - The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country

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Reserve information

Location
Barr Beacon
Walsall
West Midlands
B74 3TS
Map reference
SP 061970
Great for...
stunning views
Best time to visit
Apr - Jul
Get directions
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Public transport
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Opening Times
Open at all times
Size
25.00 hectares
Living Landscape schemes
Black Country Living Landscape
Access
Yes

Parking
There is plenty of car parking on site
Dogs
Dogs allowed
Grazing animals
No
Reserve manager
Martin Harrison, The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham & the Black Country
Tel: 0121 454 1199
martin.h@bbcwildlife.org.uk

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